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al·i·mo·ny

 (ăl′ə-mō′nē)
n. pl. al·i·mo·nies
1. Law An allowance for support made under court order to a divorced person by the former spouse, usually the chief provider during the marriage. Alimony may also be granted without a divorce, as between legally separated persons.
2. A means of livelihood; maintenance.

[Latin alimōnia, sustenance, from alere, to nourish; see al- in Indo-European roots.]
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alimony

(ˈælɪmənɪ)
n
(Law) law (formerly) an allowance paid under a court order by one spouse to another when they are separated but not divorced. See also maintenance
[C17: from Latin alimōnia sustenance, from alere to nourish]
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al•i•mo•ny

(ˈæl əˌmoʊ ni)

n.
1. a periodic allowance ordered to be paid to a spouse or former spouse for maintenance following a divorce or legal separation or while such action is pending.
2. supply of the means of living; maintenance.
[1645–55; < Latin alimōnia nourishment, sustenance]
al′i•mo`nied, adj.
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alimony

- From Latin alimonia, "nourishment" or "eating money," from alere, "to nourish," and mony, "result, resulting condition," it first meant "nourishment, support."
See also related terms for nourish.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.alimony - court-ordered support paid by one spouse to another after they are separatedalimony - court-ordered support paid by one spouse to another after they are separated
support payment - a payment made by one person for the support of another
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alimony

noun maintenance, keep, support, allowance, livelihood, subsistence, upkeep, sustenance, living expenses, aliment A great deal of his money went in alimony to his ex-wives.
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alimony

noun
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Translations
alimentyvýživné
underhåll

alimony

[ˈælɪmənɪ] N (Jur) → pensión f alimenticia
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

alimony

[ˈælɪməni] n (= payment) → pension f alimentaire
to pay alimony → verser une pension alimentaire
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

alimony

nUnterhaltszahlung f; to pay alimonyUnterhalt zahlen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

alimony

[ˈælɪmənɪ] n (Law) (payment) → alimenti mpl
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

alimony

n. manutención, pensión alimenticia, apoyo monetario.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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Awad Al-Hassan Al-Nour, has delivered to the Committee for Indebted at the Judiciary a cheque of 1.155,000 Sudanese pounds for releasing persons who were imprisoned in suits of the Personal Law, alimonies and some debts in civil suits that are less than 10,000 pounds.
Dozens of people showed up in court this week at the start of a new judicial process for alimonies owed, and dozens more are expected to appear in the coming weeks as cases are processed.
And with that ruling, the entire procedure followed in collecting spousal and child alimonies was halted.